It started off with a mass at the Saint Joseph’s Cathedral followed by the awards ceremony at the Nukutere College Hall.
Academic, sporting and cultural achievements were recognised and rewarded on the day as parents and family members gathered to honour the success of their students.
Nukutere College principal George Rasmussen acknowledged this year’s achievements and applauded the students for the successful year.
Rasmussen said he was also proud of the attitude of the teachers and students since six classrooms, three resource rooms, a canteen and small side room at Nukutere College were burnt to the ground in 2013.
“It has been three years you have all worked in the conditions of our classrooms since the fire and your gratitude and productive work ethic humbles me,” he said.
“You are all obliging, respectful, funny and kind students who are developing into great role models in the community and our world needs you.”
The college sang Christmas carols and ended the prize giving with the announcing of Year 11 prefects for 2017.
The students, teachers and parents ended the ceremony with the college song No te atua I Te Ipukarea to signify celebration and achievement of this year.